Estate Planning Newsletter – September 2016

November 1st, 2016   •   Comments Off on Estate Planning Newsletter – September 2016   

WHO CONTROLS THE INSCRIPTION ON A HEADSTONE OF A DECEDENT   In the case of The Estate of Teffany Love, originating in Madison County, Tennessee, the Court of Appeals provided clarity on the issue of who controls the inscription on a decedent’s headstone.  The legal authority for the determination of the outcome of the case… Read More

Employment Law Alert – August 2016 Issue

September 2nd, 2016   •   Comments Off on Employment Law Alert – August 2016 Issue   

NEW TENNESSEE CASE MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS TAKE EFFECT IN AUGUST   The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workers’ Comp Bureau has recently adopted new rules on case management procedures in workers’ comp claims.  These rules go into effect on August 29, 2016.  The new rules now put a responsibility on the claimant to cooperate with all… Read More

Banking Law Alert – August 2016 Edition

September 2nd, 2016   •   Comments Off on Banking Law Alert – August 2016 Edition   

GIVE NOTICE TO GUARANTORS OF COLLATERAL SALE   A recent case decided this year by the Tennessee Court of Appeals emphasizes the importance of a Bank providing notice to all involved parties when selling collateral securing its loans upon default.  In the case of Regions Bank v. Thomas, the Court did not allow the Bank… Read More

Estate Planning Newsletter – August 2016 Edition

September 1st, 2016   •   Comments Off on Estate Planning Newsletter – August 2016 Edition   

TRUSTEES SHOULD KNOW THE PRINCIPLES OF DIVERSIFICATION UNDER THE UNIFORM PRUDENT INVESTOR ACT   Diversification in investing has been a watchword for all investors for a lengthy period of time.  Tennessee has specific statutory provisions dealing with diversification by trustees of a trust.  Specifically, the most pertinent provisions are set out in TCA Section 35-14-105 (a)… Read More

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